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The top 5 most thrilling water sports in Sri Lanka – Water sports that offer you your fix of adrenaline rush

If you have plans to travel to Sri Lanka on your vacation, you are in for an exciting period of adventurous water sports. Not so sure yet? Well, you will be if you keep reading!


First and foremost, whale watching

As a tourist, if you've heard of the island paradise at all, you will have known that Sri Lanka is quite famous for whale watching. This is not something that you get to enjoy in your day to day life, the occurrence is quite rare, and when it's offered on a plate, you want to just grab it! If you are on tour Sri Lanka, let's say, for example, on tour to Trincomalee – a natural water harbour – between May and October, you will be the spectator to a charming display of blue whales, blue dolphins and spinner dolphins.


Scuba diving and snorkelling

No vacation is complete without a session of scuba diving and snorkelling, especially if you are in a tropical island country like Sri Lanka. Snorkelling and diving are the best ways of exploring life underwater, and you will miss a great deal of what the country has to offer if you don't give it a go. This is the closest you are going to get to the Sri Lankan marine life and the world you are going to discover will enchant you. The experience is made even more colourful by angelfish, butterflyfish and other marine creatures like turtles. If you are a complete amateur to this sort of thing, you could always enlist the help of tour companies like Walkers Tours.



Since you are on the lookout for thrilling water sports, kayaking has to be included on the list. One of the adventure sports, kayaking is thought to be one of the extreme aquatic sports. Other water sports that go on the same line are jet skiing and water skiing. These adventure water sports are seasonal, and you might want to check with your hotel or the tour company before you plan your list of things to do.


Deep sea fishing

Who doesn't love fishing, eh? One of the liberating water sports that there is, deep sea fishing is made possible by the azure waters that surround the island. If you happen to love the sport, you should most definitely experience the joys of it while in Sri Lanka, and even if you haven't tried it before, this is your chance to try it! The excursion will last for about fours hours, and you can fish for grouper, mackerel and marlin. There might be refreshments available onboard – this depends on the tour you have chosen – and there might even be a BBQ meal.



There's much more to sailing than travelling from one point to another – it is also said to be one of the most thrilling water sports in Sri Lanka. The weather conditions that work in your favour makes it possible. You can sail alongside the coast of Sri Lanka while making stops at beach villages, the fishing village of Kudawella and Galle. This is the best way to explore the tropical paradise and missing out on this would be a shame.

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